Colombia – Jorge Rojas, Anaerobic Washed (Organic) Filter

Clean and bright with iced tea, fresh apricot, floral. A stunning clean filter coffee.


  • Organic
  • Shade Grown
  • Handpicked
  • Glyphosate Free

  • One of the best Colombian coffees we have tasted for filter this season, we are thrilled to introduce an Anaerobic Washed microlot from super producer Jorge Rojas.

    Jorge is a true leader in the specialty coffee community in Tolima. A 4th Generation coffee farmer, despite being 31 years young, Jorge has become a leader among the coffee growing community in Planadas. He is renowned for his expert skills in coffee processing and fermentation methods, and for leading the growth of interest in sustainable, exceptional coffee production among millennials in Colombia.

    This lot is a 100% Yellow Bourbon variety, not commonly found in Colombia. Jorge is processing this lot using an anaerobic (without oxygen) method where the coffee is fermented as whole fruit over a period of 4 days before washing and drying. The result is a high intensity, rich and ripe flavour profile that is absolutely stunning in the cup.

    • Producer Jorge Elias Rojas Vasquez
    • Farm Finca El Jardin
    • Farm Size 3.1 Hectares
    • Farm Certifications Organic, Fairtrade
    • Processing Anaerobic Washed
    • Variety 100% Yellow Bourbon
    • Harvest July 2023
    • Farm Altitude 1,840 masl
    • Region Planadas, Tolima
    • 20g

      ground coffee dose

    • 3:00

      total brew time

    • 300g

      total water volume

    • 95º

      brew temperature

    Our recommended recipe for Pour Over Brewing at home or in-cafe.

    We start with a 60g water bloom for 30 seconds.

    This recipe is developed on a Kono 01 Size dripper with Kono 01 filter papers. Other equipment configuration may require slight recipe modification.

  • Finca El Jardin is the aptly named coffee farm owned and run by Jorge Elias Rojas Vasquez, a true leader in the specialty coffee community in Tolima. This particular lot is a Honey process Gesha variety from Jorge Rojas’ impressive collection of coffee varieties – the farm is not named “El Jardin” (The Garden) for no reason! Grown at 1,840 meters, this lot is a refined, classic yet incredibly delicious representation of clean and bright Southern Tolima coffees at their very best. 

    Jorge is a 4th Generation coffee farmer, being introduced to the trade by his parents as a youngster. In 2016, at only 26 years old, he inherited the plot of land that is now El Jardin and since then has been pushing to experiment and advance his skill in every aspect of coffee production. At first, he was producing standard, but high quality, grades of coffee at El Jardin, but in 2018 he began to experiment with new processing and growing methods, and the quality as well as renown of the coffee from El Jardin began to increase. 

    Today, Jorge serves as an inspiration for other organic producers in the Planadas region. Beyond his own coffee production, he is also working as a field technician giving advice and support to other producers in the area, as well as working part-time as a cupper at the cooperative cupping lab, gaining skills and helping to increase the coffee quality of his neighbors. He is also bringing his son along on this journey – involving young Derian Felipe Rojas in every area of coffee from picking to quality control to brewing. 

    The unique Anaerobic Washed process is a complex and refined process that Jorge has documented and experimented with over the past two years. After picking, the whole fruit undergoes a 36 hour anaerobic fermentation. Then after pulping, another 72 hours at a controlled 19ºC underwater in poly tanks, completed once the water hits 3.8 pH. The parchment is then dried for 140 hours at 32-38ºC, stirred 7 times per day. Then, rested for 17 days in parchment.

    100% of the coffee at El Jardin is shade grown under Camambulos and Dormilon trees among others, and is grown among productive Corn, Banana and Citrus crops. With El Jardin producing only ~75 sacks of coffee per year across two harvests, Jorge and his two employees hand pick all of the coffee from the production of his Caturra, var. Colombia, Pink Bourbon and Geisha trees for processing at the farm.

Jorge Rojas (AB) – Website Image 200g

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